Print Awareness Storytime

This storytime is a part of a series I did on the 6 Early Literacy Skills. My Introduction: This is our third week of going through all the six early literacy skills. Researchers say that these are the 6 skills children need to hone in order to be confident and ready to read and write.   Today's skill… Continue reading Print Awareness Storytime


Letter Knowledge Storytime

This storyitme is a part of the series I did on the 6 Early Literacy Skills. My Introduction: For the next 6 weeks of storytime, we will be focusing on the 6 early literacy skills.   Researchers say that these are the 6 skills children need to hone in order to be confident and ready to… Continue reading Letter Knowledge Storytime


Water Everywhere! Storytime

I'm not sure what made me want to do this theme.... It's a bit narrow for my normal taste. However, it proved to be pretty fun! Books Bathtime for Little Rabbit by Jorg Muhle Water by Frank Asch Be Brave Little Penguin by Giles Andreae Dirt + Water = Mud by Katherine Hannigan Activities "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"… Continue reading Water Everywhere! Storytime


People of All Kinds Storytime

This storytime is about people and celebrating our differences! I really enjoyed this storytime and my audience seemed to as well! Books Shades of People by Shelley Rotner How Do You Say I Love You? By Hannah Eliot Up! How Families Around the World Carry Their Little Ones by Susan Hughes Activities "I Am Different From My Head… Continue reading People of All Kinds Storytime


Our Bodies Storytime

Books for the tots Little Big by Jonathan Bentley  Ten Tiny Toes by Todd Tarpley  Hop, Hop, Jump! By Lauren Thompson  We’ve All Got Bellybuttons by David Martin  for preschool+ Terrific Tongues by Maria Gianferrari Activities "Head Shoulders Knees & Toes" You know this one! I always like to start slow and see how fast we can go! "Wiggle, Wiggle,… Continue reading Our Bodies Storytime

K-5 Literacy, Storytimes

Manners & Being Nice Storytime

Books for the tots People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler  Oh No, George! By Chris Haughton  Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony for kindergarten+ Giraffe Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Copy Cat by Ali Pye Activities Song Time! The following two songs are adaptations of classics. Whenever I… Continue reading Manners & Being Nice Storytime


Food Storytime

Books Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley  Chew, Chew, Gulp! By Kay Thompson  Hello, Hot Dog! By Murray  Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer Activities "Bananas Unite!" This very silly action rhyme should get everybody moving! Bananas Unite! Bananas Unite! (clap hands above head) We pick bananas, pick pick bananas (do a “milking” motion up and down in the air)… Continue reading Food Storytime


Families Storytime

Many of my storytime regulars are at storytime with nannies, grandparents, and various other caregivers, so instead of doing a Mother's Day or Father's Day program, I do things similar, but more inclusive themes, such as families and love. Books My Family is a Zoo by K. A. Gerrard The Napping House by Audrey Wood One Little,… Continue reading Families Storytime


Dinosaurs Storytime

Every librarian I know loves a good dinosaur storytime. There is plenty of roaring and stomping in this energetic storytime theme! Books for the tots Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein Roar: A Dinosaur Tour by Michael Paul Dinoshapes (board book) We Love Dinosaurs by Lucy Volpin for preschool+ Don't Forget Dexter! By Lindsay Ward Rex Finds an Egg! Egg!… Continue reading Dinosaurs Storytime


Counting 1, 2, 3! Storytime

Toddlers are at the age where they are really starting to be able to grasp and repeat concepts like their ABCs and 123s. A counting storytime is a great way to reinforce these concepts. Books Counting on Snow by Maxwell Newhouse Shapes, Reshape! By Silvia Borando Hippos Go Berserk! By Sandra Boynton Counting Cockatoos by Stella Blackstone Activities “One,… Continue reading Counting 1, 2, 3! Storytime